tooth shell
noun Date: circa 1711 any of a class (Scaphopoda) of burrowing marine mollusks with a tapering tubular shell; also this shell

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  • tooth shell — tooth′ shell n. 1) ivt any marine mollusk of the class Scaphopoda, having a curved, tapering shell that is open at both ends 2) ivt the shell itself • Etymology: 1705–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • tooth shell — n. SCAPHOPOD …   English World dictionary

  • tooth shell — noun any of various seashore mollusks having a tapering tubular shell open at each end and a foot pointed like a spade for burrowing • Syn: ↑tusk shell • Hypernyms: ↑scaphopod * * * noun 1. : a mollusk of the class Scaphopoda 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • tooth shell — 1. any marine mollusk of the class Scaphopoda, having a curved, tapering shell that is open at both ends. 2. the shell itself. Also called tusk shell. [1705 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • tooth shell — noun Any of various molluscs, of the class Scaphopoda, that have curved, tapering shells and a spade like foot Syn: tusk shell …   Wiktionary

  • tooth shell — noun another term for tusk shell …   English new terms dictionary

  • tooth shell — /ˈtuθ ʃɛl/ (say toohth shel) noun a member of the scaphopod mollusc genus Dentalium, having a long, tapering, tubular shell …   Australian English dictionary

  • tooth-shell — …   Useful english dictionary

  • tooth — n. & v. n. (pl. teeth) 1 each of a set of hard bony enamel coated structures in the jaws of most vertebrates, used for biting and chewing. 2 a toothlike part or projection, e.g. the cog of a gearwheel, the point of a saw or comb, etc. 3 (often… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tooth and Co. — Tooth and Co. was the major brewer of beer in New South Wales, Australia. The company owned a large brewery on Broadway in Sydney from 1835 until 1985, known as the Kent Brewery. A listed company, (ASX Code: TTH) historically one of Australia’s… …   Wikipedia

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